The Benchmark III Review Brief form is a tool used to guide the program in writing a complete Benchmark III document and by the commission visitor to review the program for compliance with Benchmark III and to make a recommendation to COA. Section 2 lists each accreditation standard and related educational policy under “Compliance with the Following Accreditation Standards” in Benchmark III. Section 3 lists each accreditation standard and related educational policy under “Draft of the Following Accreditation Standards” in Benchmark III. The Compliance Statement column in either section lists the related compliance statement from the Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements.
In the C/NC column of section 2 the commission visitor types “compliance” or “noncompliance” next to each compliance statement to report how well the program meets and addresses each item. The commission visitor indicates her or his reasoning in the Comments column for any compliance statement marked “noncompliance.” In section 4 of the Benchmark III Review Brief the commission visitor recommends a decision to COA, lists areas of noncompliance with the corresponding accreditation standard, and writes a brief discussion of the problem and how the program can fix it.
Information about when the Benchmark III Review Brief is due and where it should be sent is on the Timetable for Candidacy—2008 EPAS.
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